A Few Words About Safety
The ser vice and repai r information contained in this manual is intended for use by qualified, professional technicians.
Attempting service or repai rs without the proper t raining, tools, and equipment could cause injury to you or others. It could
also damage the veh icle or create an unsafe condition .
This manual describes the prope r methods and procedures for performing serv ice, maintenance, and repairs. Some proce-.
dures require the use of specially designed tools and dedicated equipment. Any person who intends to use a replacement part,
service procedure or a tool that is not recommended by Honda , must determine the risks to their personal safety and the safe
operation of the vehicle.
Follow the procedures and precaut ions in th is
ma nua l carefully.
Follow the procedures and precautions in
manual and other service materials carefully.
Failu re to properly fo llow instructions and precau-
tions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
Improper service or repairs can create an un safe
co ndit io n that can cause you r customer or others
to be serious ly hurt or ki lled.
For Your Safety
Because this manual is intended for the professional service techni-
cian, we do not prov ide warn ings about many bas ic shop safety prac-
ti ces (e.g., Hot parts - wear gloves ). If you have not received shop
safety tra in ing or do not feel confident about your knowledge of safe
servicing practice, we recommended that you do not attempt to per-
form the procedures described in this manual.
Some of the most important general service safety precautions are
given be low. How ever, we cannot wa rn yo u of eve ry conceiva ble haz-
ard that can ar ise in performing service and repair p rocedures. Only
yo u can decide w hether or not you sho uld perform a given task.
If you need to rep lace a part use genuine Ho nda parts with the correct part number or an equivalent part. We st rong ly rec-
ommend that you do not use replacement parts of inferior qu ali ty.